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Working Together to Improve Outcomes for Children and Young People with SEND – event 7 July 2014
“The working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities” conference took place at Baths Hall on Monday, 7 July 2014. More than 300 professionals across services and schools, along with parents and carers all came together to focus on three main strands of work that will be implemented locally in light of the Children’s and Families Act 2014. These areas were:
- The Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans which will be replacing statements
- The EHC Transition plan which provides information on how statements are going to be transferred to EHC plans locally over the next 4 years
- The Local Offer which is brings together information for children and young people with SEN and disabilities and their parents into one place, so that they are able to easily access a range of services to support individual needs.
The main purpose of the day was to provide information on these forthcoming changes, as well as provide an opportunity for stakeholders locally to give their views and help shape local plans for implementation. This event builds on the on-going consultation sessions that have been held over the past few months with parents and carers, as well as children and young people themselves.
Overall, feedback from evaluations demonstrated that the day was an overwhelming success with delegates stating that they appreciated the work the LA was doing in implementing the reforms locally, as well as welcoming the opportunity of developing on-going partnerships to progress further reforms which are forthcoming.
Many colleagues contributed to the information and consultation sessions and shared existing good practice. Cllr Peter Clarke, Lead member for People opened the event and Alasdaire Duerden (DfE) and Christine Lenehan (Council for Disabled Children) delivered keynote speeches.